Julia Kursheva is a guide-interpreter with 15 years of work experience. She studied Swedish at the St. Petersburg State University and at the courses of guide-interpreters "Intourist".

Julia, do you have competence profile?

I hold tours for foreign tourists from Sweden, rarely from Norway.

Your favorite tour

As I work with tourists from Sweden, my favorite topic is the Swedes in St. Petersburg.

What fact about Petersburg surprises tourists most of all?

Most tourists from Scandinavia are very surprised that this beautiful European city is so close to them.

What does it mean to you to be a guide?

Guide is a great profession in which you just need to be a philologist, psychologist, historian, art critic, Entertainer and be able to respond to simple questions such as "Where is the Hermitage Amber Room?" Yes, still it is important to always be cheerful, calm and never be late.